Jacob’s Ladder w/ Bruce Joel Rubin and Paul Cronin (CLOSE UP)

Trailer Review CLOSE UP Tickets - Starr Cinema


Saturday, March 23 – w/ post-film discussion between screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin and Paul Cronin, 

A psychological horror classic about a Vietnam veteran (Tim Robbins) who desperately tries to untangle his hallucinations and nightmarish memories of war that wreak havoc on his life. The more searching the veteran does about his supposed PTSD, the more he learns that the government doesn’t want him to ask questions. (dir. Adrian Lyne, U.S, 1990, 118m)

“Thanks to a remarkable script by Bruce Joel Rubin and the directorial skills of Adrian Lyne, this works as both a highly effective stream-of-consciousness puzzle thriller offering the viewer not one but many “solutions” and an emotionally persuasive statement about the plight of many American vets who fought in Vietnam.” – The Chicago Reader

Bruce Joel Rubin is an American screenwriter, meditation teacher, and photographer. His films often explore themes of life and death with metaphysical and science fiction elements. Prominent among them are Jacob’s Ladder, and Ghost, for which he received the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay

Paul Cronin is a director, writer, editor, and producer known for the documentary Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16, the book A Time to Stir: Columbia ‘68, as well as Mackendrick on Film. He is founder and director of Sticking Place Films, author of Herzog on Herzog and editor of Alexander Mackendrick’s On Film-making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director.